With candor and humor, Mr. Baskett also states his desire to build a better relationship with DeKalb County. This is most encouraging.
"I’m kind of working from a clean slate. They don’t know me well enough ... to have a really bad opinion of me. So maybe we can start to build on some relationships that I do have and work toward some better outcomes and get our relationship better with the county. That would be important." ... Continue reading @ PatchTo build upon the Mayor's paraphrasing of John Donne, we are not islands. DeKalb County's problems will not be solved through isolationism but rather by building relationships, showing leadership, and striving for transparency and equitable solutions.
Congratulations, and best of luck to Mayor Baskett.
ADDENDUM: Part II of the interview is now available at Decatur Patch.